Fatal accidents happen frequently in California – during 2008, more than 3,400 people died as a result of a car accident in our state. Los Angeles County in particular was among the top three counties with the highest fatality rates in the state – and drivers in Los Angeles have a 46.6% higher chance of being involved in a car accident than the national average.
The car accident attorneys at Injury Help Finder have extensive experience handling fatal accident cases. Our auto accident lawyers have successfully represented thousands of clients throughout California. Contact us now for a free consultation by calling 1-800-393-9529 or contact us online.
At Injury Help Finder, we know that multiple factors make the difference between a routine fender-bender and a devastating fatal crash. Alcohol, weekend nights, and high speeds play a significant role in many of the most dangerous collisions. Other factors include:
- Type of vehicle – motorcyclists are more likely than other drivers to suffer fatalities, while SUVs and other vehicles may be more prone to dangerous rollovers
- Truck traffic on freeways can be lethal when an eighteen-wheeler collides with a much smaller passenger car
- Speeding – high speed crashes are more likely to result in fatalities than those that occur at speeds under 55 MPH
- Drunk driving – contributes to 30% of the car accident fatalities in California
- Driver Distraction or Inattention
- Road hazards – poor road maintenance, insufficient signage, etc
When a motor vehicle accident does cause a fatality, having an experienced car accident lawyer can make a difference in the outcome of your case. At Injury Help Finder, we evaluate the details of each case carefully to determine who or what was to blame. We can then file what is known as a wrongful death claim to recover damages including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical and other expenses
- Lost wages / benefits from pension plans
- Loss of companionship
While a lawsuit cannot possibly make up for the loss of your loved one, filing a wrongful death claim can help hold the responsible party accountable for their negligent behavior – and may help prevent the same thing from happening to another family in the future. Fatal vehicle accident cases are not handled the same way as all other injury claims, however – damages are calculated differently, and the court has to consider the relationship of the victim to the person bringing suit, and whether there are other survivors who may also file their own claims. An auto accident attorney experienced in handling fatal accident claims can prepare an effective case designed to bring accountability and some measure of justice to the family left behind.
The help of an attorney will alleviate any stress and misunderstandings associated with approaching cases on your own. This is the best way to ensure you are taken care of and receive everything you are entitled to. Never try taking on a case alone, chances are you are not aware of how the law works or how insurance companies work.
Being prepared is key and knowing who to contact will better set you up for success, rather than lose out on compensation you need to survive and recover. So who do you contact for help in this area?
The automobile accident lawyers at Injury Help Finder have extensive experience in fatal accident claims. We have successfully represented thousands of clients in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.We are Southern California’s most trusted personal injury lawyers and we take pride in our fight for our clients.
We work hard to ensure that our clients receive full compensation for the damages they have suffered. Contact us now for a free consultation with a lawyer by calling 1-800-393-9529 or contact us online.